I am trying, however imperfectly, to learn more and do better when it comes to the individual role I can play in dismantling racism and systemic injustice. Below you will find a list of what I have been reading on this topic, geared specifically toward white people with white privilege, like me. And while I know that reading is not the same as doing/taking action (and I am prioritizing action), I also believe that listening and learning is a crucial step.

Warm thanks to the friends and the members of this community who took the time to send me these links. I appreciate you!

In the weeks and months to come I will be updating this list, so please do feel free to share any additional articles, podcasts, books, YouTube channels, etc that have been helpful for you.

Articles & Essays

Waking Up White: A Resource For White Folks, by Jasmine Banks

What to DO with Your White Privilege, by CRC Media Corp

A Mother’s White Privilege, by Elizabeth of Manic Pixie Dream Mama

No More Allies, by Mia McKenzie

How To Be A Better Ally: An Open Letter To White Folks, by Meg Cramer

How to Tell the Difference Between Real Solidarity and ‘Ally Theater’, by Mia McKenzie

What Goes Through Your Mind: On Nice Parties and Casual Racism, by Nicole Chung

The (Really, Really) Racist History of Gun Control in America, by Jane Coaston

Empathy Is Actually a Choice, by Daryl Cameron, Michael Inzlicht, and William A. Cunningham

Self Care For People of Color After Psychological Trauma, by Jasmine Banks

This is what white people can do to support #blacklivesmatter, by Sally Kohn

Curriculum For White Americans To Educate Themselves on Race and Racism, by Jon Greenberg

15 Things Your City Can Do Right Now To End Police Brutality, by Zak Cheney Rice

About Images of Black Death and the Groundhog Day of Police Brutality, by

11 Things White People Can Do To Be Real Anti-Racist Allies, by Kali Holloway

The Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation, by Jarune Uwujaren

Where White Privilege Came From, by Allan G. Johnson

How to Be an Ally if You Are a Person with Privilege, by Frances E. Kendall, Ph.D.

Getting Called Out: How To Apologize, by Franchesca Ramsey

Are you just into white guilt or what?, by Allan G. Johnson

Dear White America, by George Yancy

White privilege, and what we’re supposed to do about it, by Kristen Howerton

Books to Read on Racism and White Privilege, compiled by Barbara Beckwith

10 Reasons I Don’t Want To Be Your White Ally, by Colleen Mitchell

Organizations Working For Change

Black Lives Matter: Get Involved

Campaign Zero

Roundup of Black-Led Racial Justice Organizations

Showing Up For Racial Justice